Amazing Compost

The How to's of Composting

Starting a Compost bin!

Before you start a compost bin you need to know what's necessary. Some things you can put in a compost bin are watermelon, oranges, kitchen scraps, weeds, and garden debris (greens). However it is recommended that you never put plastic, milk cartons, meat, or wood in the composting bin. Then you must water every layer of the compost regularly, because other wise it will take longer to decompose.

The Process

Almost Done

After three days your compost should have risen in temperature to around 140 degrees F.

The decomposer's in your compost have been breaking down the organic matter. You can tell when your compost is done when heat is no longer rising from your compost bin. Once your compost is finished you will have very rich soil, nutrient fertilizer, and mulch that will protect and help your plants grow.

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Benefits

When you make compost it is not only helping you but is also helping the environment. You help the environment by not wasting extra food and organic trash. Once your compost is finished and you add it to your garden your plants will benefit greatly and be more healthy. The mulch will protect the soil and shade out most weed seeds

Fun Facts

  • Anything you eat can go into the compost
  • Over 60 percent of what we put in our landfills is organic waste.
  • Compost improves soil, adds important nutrients for plants, and reduces the need for expensive commercial fertilizer.
  • As much as 65% of house hold waste that you think is garbage could be used as compost.

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